With obesity levels being at an all time high, the epidemic
of type 2 diabetes is growing at an alarming rate, and will
only get worse.
Between 2001 and 2002, the diagnosis of diabetes went from
5.5 percent of Americans to an alarming 6.5 percent. In
just one year!
Overall, twelve million Americans have been diagnosed and
another 5 million Americans have diabetes and don’t know
it. And yet another 12 millions are on their way to type 2
diabetes because of impaired glucose levels.
Not knowing is the worst because risks of untreated
diabetes puts us at a terrible risk of complications
including but not limited to blindness, amputations and
The stickler is, that type 2 diabetes is almost completely
preventable. Doctor’s say eat less, eat better and
exercise. The numbers show just how many Americans are
Statistically, people are now living longer, and it has
been on the rise for years. But this will not continue if
type 2 diabetes is not put under control.
We are a gluttonous society and ultimately it is affecting
how we live and how long we live.
And unfortunately, the diabetes epidemic is not just a US
problem. It is spreading worldwide with epidemic reports in
Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean.
It is estimated that by 2025, the number of diabetics
worldwide will rise to 380 million. And diabetes is now
affecting more of the young and middle-aged population in
developing countries between the ages of 40 and 59.
Why do many sit back and just accept this? It leaves me stymied to see the Facebook groups with thousands of members that do nothing more than share their troubles and struggles and ask a few questions to reach out for help, have moderators who lie and say that there is no treatment for T2 diabetes.
When is America going to stop accepting the mediocre lies and start thinking for themselves? Granted some do, but the gross majority take the pills given and suffer the side effects and misery that goes along with it.
The TRUTH is that there is a better way to manage diabetes than just to grin and bear it. That’s my mission- to walk people through that better way. It’s has to be done systematically and wisely and as I mentioned in another blog, with constancy of purpose.
Health is not a given. It has to be pursued with an full understanding of how out bodies function and the best practices to follow to maximize our energy, strength, and purpose of living a fulfilled life.